University of the Southern Caribbean

country rank  2
world rank  6511

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University Overview

Established in 1927, University of the Southern Caribbean is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of St. Joseph (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Barbados, Guyana, Tobago, Antigua, St. Lucia. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago, University of the Southern Caribbean (USC) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 5,000-5,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Adventist religion. University of the Southern Caribbean (USC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 92 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this Trinidadian and Tobagonian higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym USC
Founded 1927
Motto Beyond Excellence
Colours Green and gold

University Location

Address Maracas Valley
St. Joseph (population range: 50,000-249,999)

Trinidad and Tobago
T +1 (868) 662 2241
F +1 (868) 662 1197
Other locations Barbados, Guyana, Tobago, Antigua, St. Lucia

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
Not reported 5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 70-80%
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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 5,000-5,999
Academic Staff 400-499
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Adventist Christian-Adventist Seventh Day Adventist -

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of the Southern Caribbean's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Adventist Accreditation Association AAA

Memberships and Affiliations

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Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Monday, 14 October 2019